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Palace: No more rotating blackouts in Mindanao

MANILA -- The Aquino administration said there are no more rotating blackouts in Mindanao following the repair and rehabilitation of the Pulangi hydro-power plant, a Palace official said.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said during the regular press briefing in Malacañang on Monday that the government has already completed the repair and rehabilitation of Pulangi power plant to ease Mindanao’s power woes.

While the situation in Mindanao has improved, Lacierda said the Aquino government continues to pursue its plan to rehabilitate other power plants to ensure that the region has sufficient energy sources.

At present, Lacierda said the government is looking for other energy sources, including the Iligan Diesel Power Plant. He emphasized the need to rehabilitate the Iligan Diesel Power Plant that could produce 100 megawatts in eight months.

The government also plans to resort to renewable energy as part of the Aquino government’s long-term plan to address the energy problem in the country particularly in Mindanao. (PNA)

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